Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
It depends on how nervous you are and how "big" he gets.
My best friend was a slightly nervous rider when she got her 9yo Arab gelding. Previously, she'd ridden a tiny (13.3hh) Arab mare who could out walk horses twice her size and spook twice as big. Siege (the gelding) is a horse that "gets big" when he gets nervous. He doesn't really spook all that often, but he definitely gets the head-up, alert, snort-and-blow typical of the hotter breeds (like Arabs, TBs and Andalusians). He also gets prancy.
All things being equal, though, learning how to handle Siege's "bigness" has helped my best friend's confidence grow by leaps and bounds.
So, I'd see just how "big" he gets and see if you think you can handle it before discounting him.
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